Infrastructure

The old Nanaimo Hospital, which is on the national heritage register, will be torn down by the end of the year.
The old Nanaimo Hospital, which is on the national heritage register, will be torn down by the end of the year. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW

Old Nanaimo Hospital building to be demolished

By Dominic Abassi
August 18, 2017 - 12:18am

NANAIMO — A heritage building that represents the evolution of health care in Nanaimo will be torn down.

This week, the City issued a demolition permit for the old Nanaimo Hospital building at 388 Machleary St. and crews have already begun prep work.

Eight automated garbage trucks like this will hit Nanaimo streets and the City is working overtime to make sure everyone's prepared.
Eight automated garbage trucks like this will hit Nanaimo streets and the City is working overtime to make sure everyone's prepared. City of Nanaimo

Consulted cities say education, trust keys to successful automated garbage rollout

By Spencer Sterritt
August 15, 2017 - 6:04pm

NANAIMO — While automated garbage trucks haven't hit Nanaimo streets yet, the City is doing heavy lifting behind the scenes to prepare for their rollout.

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Experts, politicians say ICBC a wreck, no clear path to a lasting fix

By The Canadian Press
August 14, 2017 - 10:20am Updated: August 14, 2017 - 3:03pm

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s once-celebrated public auto insurer has become a financial train wreck, its critics say as studies into the beleaguered Crown corporation call for dramatic rate hikes and drastic structural changes to save it from ruin.

It's unclear what B.C.'s NDP government can do about the federally approved Trans Mountain pipeline, which they've vowed to overturn.
It's unclear what B.C.'s NDP government can do about the federally approved Trans Mountain pipeline, which they've vowed to overturn. File photo/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

B.C. government to make announcement about Trans Mountain pipeline expansion

By The Canadian Press
August 9, 2017 - 5:36pm

VANCOUVER — Two key British Columbia cabinet ministers are expected to outline the government’s next steps Thursday on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion after campaigning against the project.

High-quality cooks and chefs, who are always welcome at any restaurant, are in even higher demand at various Nanaimo hotels.
High-quality cooks and chefs, who are always welcome at any restaurant, are in even higher demand at various Nanaimo hotels. PixaBay

Cooks and staff in short supply for some Nanaimo hotels

By Spencer Sterritt
August 9, 2017 - 4:17pm Updated: August 10, 2017 - 1:00am

NANAIMO — Good work is becoming harder and harder to find for some Nanaimo hotels.

Dan Brady, president of the Nanaimo Hospitality Association, told NanaimoNewsNOW while not every hotel is struggling, those who aren't fully-staffed all year are stuck in a difficult position.

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi touring the RDN's Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre Thursday.
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi touring the RDN's Greater Nanaimo Pollution Control Centre Thursday. Christina Gray/Regional District of Nanaimo

City optimistic for infrastructure cash after federal minister visits Nanaimo

By Ian Holmes
August 3, 2017 - 4:33pm Updated: August 3, 2017 - 5:16pm

NANAIMO — Improving infrastructure was on the mind of local politicians as the federal minister responsible for the file visited Nanaimo.

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